The pistols used by San Jose gunman, Samuel James Cassidy to murder nine of his employees at a California rail yard appear to be lawful, according to officials.
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Authorities stated on Friday that a gunman who killed nine coworkers at a rail yard in San Jose gunman, California, had stockpiled weapons and ammunition at his residence, including 12 rifles and 22,000 rounds of ammunition.
Investigation of the Police on the gunman’s home
The firearms stash was discovered in Samuel James Cassidy’s residence, according to a news release from the Santa Clara County Sheriff’s Office. Multiple cans of gasoline and suspected Molotov bombs were also discovered. Cassidy allegedly lit his house on fire using a timer or slow-burn device to coincide with his attack, according to authorities.
Officials claimed the pistols he used to shoot his coworkers appeared to be lawful. They haven’t revealed how he got them. Investigators were still attempting to figure out what had triggered Cassidy’s rage at his employment, which he had evidently harboured for years.
On the day of the incident, Cassidy was apparently scheduled to appear before a disciplinary hearing. On Thursday night, NBC Bay Area reported that his scheduled disciplinary hearing was the result of an inquiry by his company into allegations that he made racial remarks to coworkers.
When did San Jose shooting take place?
The incident on Wednesday was characterized by horror and heroism, with nine individuals ranging in age from 29 to 63 killed. When the shooting started, Taptejdeep Singh, a 36-year-old father of a three-year-old son and a one-year-old daughter, was working an early shift as a light rail operator. San Jose gunman warned another transportation employee that he needed to get out or hide and that he needed to get out or hide.
According to coworker Sukhvir Singh, who is not related to Taptejdeep Singh, he spent the last minutes of his life making sure that others – in the building and beyond – would be able to stay safe. When gunfire rang out, Kirk Bertolet, 64, was just starting his shift when he heard the screaming.
Bertolet dialled the control centre after he and his coworkers threw a table in front of their entrance. Then there was nothing but quiet. Bertolet cautiously exited the walled office, trying to provide first aid. He couldn’t do it. He witnessed a few of his coworkers taking their final breaths.
Bertolet, a signal maintenance worker in a different unit than Cassidy, believes Cassidy picked his victims because he didn’t damage some of the people he met. He was enraged by certain individuals. He was enraged, and he exacted his wrath on a small group of people. He was a sniper. He said he let others survive.
Cassidy opened fire with 39 shots. Authorities said camera footage showed him calmly travelling from one building to another with his duffle bag to finish the slaughter.
Laurie Smith, the Santa Clara County sheriff, said, “It appears to us at this point that he remarked to one of the people there: “I’m not going to shoot you.” Then he went on to shoot other persons. So I’m sure he had some sort of idea who he wanted to shoot. Cassidy’s ex-wife claimed he had discussed murdering coworkers more than a decade earlier. According to Cecilia Nelms, he used to come home from work disgruntled and upset over what he perceived to be unjust responsibilities.
They all consider him prone to anger attacks
San Jose gunman was regarded as a loner, hostile, and prone to bouts of rage by neighbours, acquaintances, and ex-girlfriend. He had worked for the transport authority since at least 2012, according to documents. Cassidy was described by Bertolet as an outcast. He was never a member of the group. He was never accepted by the other students. Bertolet described him as a “San Jose gunman who was never involved in anything the people were doing.”